I’m pretty sure I made it clear that I am a person that has little time to exercise. I plan my outings weeks ahead of time because my schedule is so predictable. Anything I want to do I do in my spare time and usually that means hanging out and having fun. On Monday thru Thursday I intern from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and in afternoon on Monday and Wednesday I work from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM. I know it makes sense to just wake up at 6:00 AM to work out but I haven’t been able to establish that habit just yet. I have the most energy during the middle of the day or at night, but who has the time to go to the gym at 11:00 PM after work?
“Not I” said the cat.
So in an effort to stay active, even if it’s just for 20 minutes, I invested in a mini stepper. I bought the Nordic Track Mini Stepper from Sears for $39.99. Basically this machine simulates climbing stairs or a high incline hike. I can tell you for a fact that in 17 minutes I burned 100 calories. This little machine is so effective and easy to store. I just turn on the TV and work the stepping machine for a full 30 minute episode of what ever I decide to watch. This is one way I try to stay active even though my schedule is packed.
The best thing you can do, and I can’t stress this enough is to look for something that will help you do some kind of physical activity when ever you have time. Whether it’s something as simple as weights or a jump rope. Anything to get you moving will help you burn more calories. Aside from walking and hiking I’m using the mini stepper to get me moving! This is an awesome machine and it suits me. It’s my technical best friend. (Sorry Cameron (actual bestie) )